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2015 Schrader RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon
95-97pts "Characteristic of this vintage, there is magnificent fat, sucrosity and thickness on display in all of these wines. They are inky black/purple and seemingly low in acidity, but according to Thomas Rivers Brown the acids were quite sound and...
$349.99
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2009 Guigal Côte-Rôtie Château D'Ampuis
WA 97 - More ripe, voluptuous and decadent, the 2009 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis offers rocking dark fruits, cured meats, dried flowers, licorice and toasty/graphite-like qualities to go with a full-bodied, pedal-to-the-metal style on the palate...
$125.00
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M. Chapoutier "Les Clos" 2012
96+ WA In complete contrast to the sexy, flamboyant les Granits, the tiny production 2012 Saint Joseph le Clos (which comes from a vineyard just a couple kilometers from the les Granits) is firm, tight and structured, with edgy notes of cassis,...
$85.00
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Bodegas El Nido Clio 2009
90 WA The 2009 Clio is a blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new French and American oak for 24 months. While the bouquet is ineluctably very oaky, there is clearly sufficient fruit to support it, so it retains freshness and...
$79.00
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Guigal La Turque 2013
95-97WA A bigger, richer wine than the La Mouline, the 2013 Côte Rôtie La Turque offers full-bodied, layered and almost decadent notes of blackcurrants, chocolate, cassis and toasted spice. This beauty has building tannic grip, a...
$289.00
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Guigal La Mouline 2013
Guigal La Mouline 2013
94-97 WA  The 2013 Côte Rôtie La Mouline is a wine that reminds Marcel Guigal of the 2006. It offers a terrific perfume of spiced red and black fruits, violets, lots of minerality and even a hint of damp forest floor to go with a...
$289.00
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M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" 2014
96-98 WA  Both the Pavillon and l’Ermite see a touch more new oak, with the wine aged 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels. The 2014 Ermitage le Pavillon will without a doubt be one of the top two to three wines in the vintage; it...
$219.00
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Domaine Charvin CDP 2007
96+ WA- the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape continues to drink brilliantly, and while this bottle was just slightly closed, I’ve had numerous bottles from my cellar that are open and singing. Nevertheless, on this occasion, it took some swirling to...
$100.00
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Le Vieux Donjon 2010
Le Vieux Donjon 2010
96+ WA-On another level, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is rock-star stuff, and is probably my favorite vintage from this estate to date. Deeply colored, it boasts masculine, meaty aromas and flavors of smoked herbs, pepper, licorice, lavender, crushed...
$72.00
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Realm Beckstoffer To Kalon 2013
WA 98+ - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and again aged in 100% new oak. The production is slightly higher than the Dr. Crane at 500 cases. This opaque colored wine offers up blueberry liqueur,...
$299.00
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Vieilles Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Magnum 2007
95 WA- A beautiful wine that's just now hitting maturity, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape from Jean-Paul Daumen is still ruby colored to the rim and offers up a classic bouquet of black raspberries, black licorice, fruit cake, garrigue and roasted...
$165.00
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Delas La Landonne Côte-Rôtie 2010
98 WA-Up with some of the greatest Cote Roties out there is Delas's 2010 Cote Rotie la Landonne. Revealing an inky purple color as well as an incredible perfume of spring flowers, violets, black raspberries, graphite and Asian spice, it has drop-dead...
$184.00
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Denis Mortet Clos de Vougeot 2012
93-95pts Vinous-Mortet's 2012 Clos de Vougeot is one of the more round, creamy and textured Clos Vougeots I tasted this year. Beautifully expansive and broad on the palate, the 2012 impresses for its fabulous depth and seemingly endless layers of flavor...
$375.00
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Roche de Bellene "Latricières-Chambertin" 2010
93pts Vinous- High-pitched aromas of lemon, lime, crushed stone, jasmine and coriander. Dense, pliant and intense, with brisk acidity and lovely limey lift giving the mid-palate a zippy quality for the year. Really echoes on the tactile, long back...
$149.00
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Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015
90-92  WA The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape has terrific richness and medium to full-bodied weight, with ample notes of strawberries, kirsch, garrigue and dried flowers. Luxuriously textured, with sweet tannin, this beauty will have two...
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Pierre Usseglio et Fils Réserve des Deux Frères 2015
95-97 WA - The deeper, richer 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve des Deux Freres is 100% Grenache that’s aging in 60% new and once-used barrels. Inky colored, full-bodied, massively concentrated and layered, it has a modern slant,...
$119.00
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Clos Des Papes 2012
Clos Des Papes 2012
96 WA- Leading off the reds in the retrospective, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape hit a whopping 15.7% natural alcohol, yet doesn't show a trace of heat in its gorgeous bouquet of kirsch liqueur, blackberries, Asian spice, cured meats and garrigue...
$92.99
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Font du Loup Puy Roland Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014
A solid step up, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Puy Rolland (100% Grenache all from sandy soils) is a medium-bodied, charming, forward, beautifully pure effort that has tons of strawberry, wild herbs, sandy/loamy soil and even a hint of cured meats...
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Domaine Courbis Saint-Joseph 2013
91 WA - The inky colored 2013 St Joseph is another incredibly high quality wine from this estate, who seems to deliver the goods in just about every vintage. Black cherries, currants, bay leaf, pepper and ample minerality emerge from this medium-bodied,...
$24.90
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Domaine Courbis Champelrose 2010
Domaine Courbis Champelrose 2010
94+ WA - The 2010 Cornas Champelrose exhibits a black/purple color along with a floral note, and a terrific, full-bodied texture with gorgeous ripeness, purity and expansiveness. This savory, full-throttle, compelling Cornas will benefit from 2-3 years...
$50.00
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Château Montrose 2012
93 WA - Tasted at the château, the 2012 Montrose is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 24 September and 20 October. It underwent a particularly long maceration period between 26...
$85.00
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Terroir Al Limit " Torroja" 2014
92+ WA - It fermented with full clusters for ten days and matured in oak foudres for 16 months. However, there is no oak whatsoever in the nose here (a constant across all wines, really) as this is floral and fresh, very fruit-driven, open and expressive...
$39.99
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La Ferme du Mont Cotes Capelan 2007
The dense ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cotes Capelan is an outrageously rich, complex wine exhibiting beautiful creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice, forest floor, and spring flower-like aromas. It is fresh, voluptuous, and...
$59.00
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HDV Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2014
Fresh floral, citrus and white peach aromas on the nose open into a silken palate offering intense bright stone fruit, pear, and minerality. Exceptional freshness is balanced by a rich mouthfeel and profound, mineral depth. With beauty, class and focus,...
$64.95
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Guigal Vignes de L'Hospice 2005
96WA Reminiscent of the 2010, yet more detailed and focused, the 2005 Saint Joseph Vignes des Hospice boasts fabulous creme de cassis, blackberry, licorice, burning ember and smoke to go with a full-bodied, serious, backward, concentrated and...
$105.00
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Guigal La Mouline 2010
100WA As to three single parcel releases, I reviewed the 2010 Cote Rotie La Mouline earlier this year, but was more than happy to taste it again (lucky me) for this report. Incorporating a full 11% of Viognier and coming from the steep, terraced...
$520.00
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Guigal La Landonne 2010
100WA A wine that's certainly not for those seeking instant gratification, the 2010 Cote Rotie la Landonne is a powerhouse Cote Rotie that offers up deep, masculine notes of crushed rocks, smoked meats, game, espresso and assorted dark cassis and...
$520.00
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Guigal La Landonne 1998
100WA The 1998 Cote Rotie La Landonne is a perfect wine ... at least for my palate. Its saturated black/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary nose of smoke, incense, tapenade, creosote, blackberry, and currant aromas. It is densely packed...
$570.00
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Guigal La Turque 2010
100WA Both the 2010 and the 2009 continue to blow me away every time I taste them, and to me, these represent the pinnacle of Cote Rotie—albeit in very different styles. The 2010 Cote Rotie la Turque is a much more masculine and edgy wine...
$520.00
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Château des Tours 2009
93+ WA The sensational 2009 Vacqueyras should age as well as its 2004 counterpart, but it is a headier cuvee with relatively high alcohol (probably 15+%). It exhibits abundant notes of kirsch liqueur, licorice and raspberry in addition to a...
$45.00
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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Réservé 2000
100WA The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is certainly one of the greatest Chateauneuf du Papes I’ve tasted and represents the essence of this fabulous terroir. From a cool and windy growing season, this work of art offers incredible creme de...
$275.00
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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Réservé 2001
100WA The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is certainly one of the greatest Chateauneuf du Papes I’ve tasted and represents the essence of this fabulous terroir. From a cool and windy growing season, this work of art offers incredible creme de...
$380.00
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Domaine de la Solitude "Reserve Secrete" 2009
96pts WA- A blend of roughly 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah that was brought up in 60% new barrels, the sensational 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape la Reserve Secrete is a big, concentrated bruiser whose inky purple color is followed by tons of jammy...
$140.00
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Domaine de la Solitude Réserve Secrète 2007
99 WA-An utterly heavenly beauty is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape la Reserve Secrete, which in 2007 is a blend of 55% Syrah and 45% Grenache. Despite the high percentage of Syrah, you wouldn’t know it from tasting this beauty, and it offers a...
$155.00
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Domaine de la Solitude Réserve Secrète 2004
94 WA. The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape la Reserve Secrete (65% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre) is about as good as it gets in 2004. Ripe, sexy, full-bodied, meaty, and yet always light on its feet and graceful, it offers lots of incense, fig,...
$110.00
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Domaine de la Solitude Réserve Secrète 2006
94 WA- Made from 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, the classic 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape la Reserve Secrete is a full-bodied, concentrated, tannic and almost austere wine that has lots of graphite, asphalt, licorice and chocolate aromas and...
$160.00
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Hundred Acre "Ark" 2012
Hundred Acre "Ark" 2012
100pts WA-” A perfect wine is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Arc Vineyard from Woodbridge’s property on Howell Mountain. This is an amazingly deep, rich, blueberry, blackberry and mulberry scented and flavored wine with skyscraper-like texture,...
$389.00
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Domaine Le Couroulou "Vieilles Vignes" 2013
91pts Vinous- Vivid ruby. Complex aromas of ripe red berries, incense and smoky minerals, and a suave floral nuance in the background. In a supple, fruit-driven style, offering intense raspberry liqueur and floral pastille flavors and a spicecake...
$30.00
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Domaine de la Charbonniere "Vieilles Vignes" 2010 Magnum
95 pts WA:Another sensational wine is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes. Coming all from the famed la Crau lieu-dit, its notes of cassis, licorice, mint and crushed rock lead to a full-bodied, structured, tannic, yet concentrated 2010...
$99.00
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